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Personal Finance

Version 1.1
By Rachel S. Siegel

Key Features

  • Learning objectives that link headings, summaries, reviews, and problems.
  • Personal finance planning problems, with links to solutions and application exercises.
  • Customizable.


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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Personal Finance.

Personal Finance covers the basics of personal finance, while leading the reader to think harder and further about the larger impacts of their spending decisions. There is an emphasis on understanding the fundamental relationships between math and the application of those skills to improve and understand personal finances.

New in This Version

  • Updated sections to include more recent coverage and examples.
  • Alignment with current legislation.
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Rachel S. Siegel Northern Vermont University

Rachel S. Siegel (MBA Yale University, CFA) was a professor of finance, economics, and accounting at Northern Vermont University from 1990-2016. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Trinity College, Granite State College, Springfield College, the University of Vermont, and Champlain College. Siegel has worked for the CFA Institute on exam development, data forensics, and curricula, and as a consultant to several other exam prep providers. She is an editor and writer and works with both practitioners and academics specializing in investments. Her column "Follow the Money" has been a regular feature of the Northstar Monthly since 2001. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Rachel now lives in Barnet, Vermont.

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